Montana City Named One Of The Best Lake Towns In The U.S.
Nothing says summer like a day at the lake.
Think about it, a get-together with friends and family, with time spent swimming, boating, fishing, or skiing followed by a little campfire as you sit around enjoying each other's company make for some pretty decent memories.
Here in Montana, we have more than our fair share of lakes. Popular destinations include Flathead, Seeley, Whitefish, Saint Mary, and Avalanche Lake. These locations bring in hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors each year, who not only enjoy a day on the water but also help the local economy.
What you might not have known, is that Montana is home to one of the best lake towns in the United States. Trips To Discover came out and named The 16 Best Lake Towns In The U.S. and one Montana town made the list.
The travel website bases its decisions on a few factors including "shopping, dining, and other attractions". The Northwest region was well represented by Coeur d'Alene in Idaho and Chelan in Washington, plus a couple of lake towns in Colorado make the Top 16 as well.
So which lake town from Montana made the list? Well, that would be Big Fork, Montana.
The website credits BigFork for having that "Old West" but with all of the culture you would expect from a town much more metropolitan. Throw in the fact that there are art galleries, lots of shopping, great restaurants, and popular festivals, and it shouldn't surprise too many Montanans that BigFork is one of the best lake towns in the United States.
Plus, there are tons of outdoor activities to partake in not to mention that Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River. The area has lots of lodging, but keep in mind, it's extremely busy during the summer months, so planning ahead is a must.
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